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Wrap-up: Daytona

Monday, February 24, 2014


 

 

 

The Daytona International Speedway hosted the Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 on Friday night, the Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 on Saturday and the Sprint Cup Daytona 500 on Sunday. Also the latest results on the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR “Home Tracks” are shown below.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Time Trials:
Austin Dillon (No. 3 Chevrolet) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Daytona 500 at Daytona with a lap of 45.914 seconds, 196.019 mph. This is his first pole in 14 NSCS races. This is his second NSCS race at Daytona International Speedway. Dillon led one lap and finished the race in ninth place.
Did Not Qualify: No. 83 Ryan Truex, No. 95 Michael McDowell, No. 87 Joe Nemechek, No. 93 Morgan Shepherd, No. 35 Eric McClure and No. 77 Dave Blaney.
Winner: 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the 56th Annual Daytona 500, his 20th victory in 506 NSCS races. He last won the Daytona 500 on February 15, 2004. He joins Bill Elliott, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Michael Waltrip and Sterling Marlin as a two-time Daytona 500 winner. This is the No. 88 Chevrolet SS driver's third victory and 17th top-10 finish in 29 races at Daytona International Speedway.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
-3M Lap Leader: Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 54 Laps (9,Winner,1st)
-Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Hendrick Engines, #88
-American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Busch, #18 (37,19,18th)
-Coors Light Pole Award: Austin Dillon, #3 196.019 mph (Pole,9,9th)
-Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Austin Dillon, #3
-Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Austin Dillon, #3
-Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Denny Hamlin, #11 (4,2,2nd)
-Moog Problem Solver: Jeff Gordon, Crew Chief-Alan Gustafson #24 0.164 seconds (6,4,4th)

Standings:
Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads the point standings by 5 points over Denny Hamlin.
Top 10 (G/L):
1. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2. Denny Hamlin
3. Brad Keselowski
4. Jeff Gordon
5. Jimmie Johnson
6. Matt Kenseth
7. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
8. Greg Biffle
9. Austin Dillon
10. Casey Mears
Next:
The Profit on CNBC 500(k), Sunday, March 2 at Phoenix International Raceway

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NASCAR Nationwide Series
Time Trials: 
Dylan Kwasniewski won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the DRIVE4COPD 300 with a lap of 46.856 seconds, 192.078 mph. This is the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro driver's first pole in the NNS. Kwasniewski becomes the first rookie to win in his NNS debut since Parker Kligerman did it at Kansas Speedway in 2009. He is the first rookie contender to post a pole at Daytona in his NNS debut since NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace did it in 1985. Kwasniewski never led a lap in the race but he did finish in 8th place.
Did Not Qualify: No. 98 David Ragan, No. 17 Tanner Berryhill, No. 60 Chris Buescher, No. 76 Willie Allen, No. 93 Matt Carter, No. 37 Matt DiBenedetto, No. 13 Carl Long, No. 15 Carlos Contreras and No. 67 Clay Greenfield.
Winner:
Regan Smith wins the DRIVE4COPD 300, his fourth victory in 137 NNS races. The Margin of Victory (0.013) is the seventh closest all-time in the NNS, and second closest in series history at Daytona. This is the No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro driver's first victory and second top-10 finish in nine races at Daytona.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
-Coors Light Pole Award: Dylan Kwasniewski, #31 192.078 mph (Pole,8,6th)
-3M Lap Leader: Kyle Busch, #54 44 Laps (4,4,NE)
-Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Joe Gibbs Racing Engines, #54
-Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Trevor Bayne, #6 (31,3,2nd)
-Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Ty Dillon, #3 (23,7,5th)
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.

Standings: Regan Smith leads the point standings by 6 points over Trevor Bayne.
Top 10 (G/L):
1. Regan Smith
2. Trevor Bayne
3. Elliott Sadler
4. Brendan Gaughan
5. Ty Dillon
6. Dylan Kwasniewski
7. Joe Nemechek
8. Mike Wallace
9. Chase Elliott
10. James Buescher
Next: Blue Jeans Go Green 200, Saturday, March 1 at Phoenix International Raceway
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Time Trials:
Qualifying was cancelled due to weather conditions. The 36 drivers who made the race were set by the order of practice speeds in the first practice. Ben Kennedy (No. 31 Chevrolet Silverado) was quickest in practice and led the field to the green flag. Kennedy led 52 laps and finished in 15th place. He is currently 11th in the 2014 NCWTS point standings.
Did Not Qualify:No. 40 Todd Peck.
Winner:Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch won the NextEra Energy Resources 250, his 36th victory in 116 NCWTS races. This is the No. 51 Toyota Tundra driver's first victory and fifth top-10 finish in six races at Daytona. The margin of victory (0.016) in the race is the eighth closest finish all-time in the NCWTS, and the closest in series history at Daytona International Speedway. Kyle Busch becomes the first driver to win in the ARCA Racing Series and all three NASCAR national series at Daytona International Speedway.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
-Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Timothy Peters, #17 (18,2,Leader)
-Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Tyler Reddick, #19 (10,12,9th)
-Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Toyota Racing Development, Kyle Busch, #51 (7,Winner,NE)
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.

Standings:Timothy Peters leads the standings by 2 points over Johnny Sauter.
Top 10 (G/L):
1. Timothy Peters
2. Johnny Sauter
3. Ron Hornaday Jr.
4. Ryan Blaney
5. Jeb Burton
6. Jimmy Weller
7. German Quiroga
8. Ryan Sieg
9. Tyler Reddick
10. Matt Crafton
Next: Kroger 200, Saturday, March 29 at Martinsville Speedway
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Other Racing Series
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Feb. 15, Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway
Winner: Grant Enfinger   -   Pole: Dylan Kwasniewski
Points Leader: Grant Enfinger
Next: March 22, ARCA Mobile 200 at Mobile International Speedway

NASCAR K&N Pro Series-East
Feb. 16, New Smyrna 150 at New Smyrna Speedway
Winner: Daniel Suarez   -   Pole: Cameron Hayley
Points Leader: Daniel Suarez
Feb. 18, UNOH Battle at the Beach at Daytona International Speedway
Winner: Daniel Suarez   -   Pole: Ben Rhodes
Points Leader: Daniel Suarez
Next: March 15, PittLite 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway

NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West
Next: Feb. 27, Talking Stick Resort 75 at Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
Next: May 18 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

NASCAR Toyota Series-Mexico
Next: Feb. 28, Toyota 120 at Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (combined non-points event)
Feb. 18, UNOH Battle at the Beach at Daytona International Speedway
Winner: Doug Coby   -   Pole: Ryan Preece
Next: April 6, Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour (combined non-points event)
Feb. 18, UNOH Battle at the Beach at Daytona International Speedway
Winner: Doug Coby   -   Pole: Ryan Preece
Next: March 9 at Caraway Speedway



Tony Ballantoni runs the NASCAR coverage at RotoWorld.com.
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